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Count Duckula - The Complete First Series [DVD]

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  • Producers: Brian Cosgrove, Mark Edward Hall
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: Fremantle
  • DVD Release Date: 17 July 2006
  • Run Time: 582 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000F5S23M
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 94,059 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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The complete first series of the wacky children's animation, featuring the voice of David Jason as the vampiric vegetarian duck, brough back to life by his butler Igor in his Transylvanian castle with a transfusion of ketchup instead of blood. Now, armed with a teleporting device, Duckula has adventures all over the world. Includes all 26 episodes: 'No Sax Please, We're Egyptian'; 'Vampire Vacation'; 'One Stormy Night'; 'Transylvanian Homesick Blues'; 'Restoration Comedy'; 'The Mutinous Penguins'; 'Dr Von Goosewing's Invisible Ray'; 'Down Under Duckula'; 'All in a Fog'; 'Castle Duckula: Open to the Public'; 'The Ghost of McCastle McDuckula'; 'Igor's Busy Day'; 'Autoduck'; 'The Vampire Strikes Back'; 'Hardluck Hotel'; 'The Hunchbudgie of Notre Dame'; 'Dear Diary'; 'Rent a Butler'; 'Jungle Duck'; 'Mobile Home'; 'A Fright at the Opera'; 'Dr Goosewing and Mr Duck'; 'Town Hall Terrors'; 'Sawdust Ring'; 'Duck and the Broccoli Stalk'; and 'Family Reunion'.

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A Vegetarian Vampire Duck who is terrified of the sight of blood, owns a teleporting Transylvanian castle and yearns to be a stage performer? Who thinks of these things? Cosgrove Hall; of course. They are absolute geniuses.

The Broccoli Sandwich loving Duck begins his adventures with his dour and poe-faced, sarcastic Vulture of a butler; Igor, and his intellectually challenged, soft-hearted fat hen of a Nanny, who, with her screechy voice and tendency to demolish everything she touches provides a good deal of the gags. Duckula is not completely safe from harm though - he has a foe in the name of Dr Von Goosewing, a dedicated, but misguided, inventor and Vampire-hunter, who just won't rest until he has managed to drive a stake through Duckula's heart. (Poor Von Goosewing doesn't realise of course, that due to a mistake in the spell cast in bringing back the Vampire, this incarnation of Count Duckula is 100% vegetarian and hasn't as much gone near a ham sandwich, let alone bitten anyone on the neck!)

The first series contains some of the very best episodes - including "One Stormy Night" - a parody of Frankenstein, "Dr Goosewing and Mr Duck" - a parody of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, "No Sax Please, we're Egyptian" - where Duckula goes to Egypt - Indiana Jones style to search for the mystical magic saxophone, ...

Complete list of episodes in this 3 disc DVD set:

1. No Sax Please: We're Egyptian

2. Vampire Vacation

3. One Stormy Night

4. Transylvanian Homesick Blues

5. Restoration Comedy

6. Mutinous Penguins

7. Dr. Von Goosewing's Invisible Ray

8. Down Under Duckula

9. All in a Fog

10. Castle Duckula: Open to the Public

11.
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By M. D. Hart VINE VOICE on 27 Aug. 2006
Count Duckula was one of my favourite cartoons when I was a boy and when I saw that the complete First Series was being released by Fremantle I got all excited and couldn't wait for it to arrive! We have been teased for years with the other Duckula DVD that was released with only a few episodes on it, but now you don't have to feel that anymore! What we have here at a basic level is all 26 episodes from the First Series of the vegetarian vampire's escapades, presented on 3-discs. The packing is the type of fold-out style box with a slip-case and is a pretty good effort for a show that wasn't guaranteed to sell a single copy. Also pleasantly surprising is the quality of the transfer... all 26 episodes are of a high standard visually and in terms of sound so you wont be disappointed there! Also with this package comes a decent set of special features, which you wouldn't normally expect with a children's cartoon series, as well as attractive and simple-to-use interactive menus. There really isn't any more to be said about this box; it is for adults with an eye for nostalgia and will appeal to kids of this generation as well... and remember, Duckula is voiced in every episode by the one and only David Jason. What more could you want? Let's hope now that further series follow onto DVD at the same standard
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Count Duckula takes me straight back to my childhood. Getting home from school, sitting down with some orange squash and maybe, just maybe a few choccy biscuits! Settle in and watch CITV for abit of Count Duckula action - SUPERB.

Having had a VHS video of Count Duckula I really, really, really hoped they would commission a DVD(s) and we can thank the Good Lord, they finally did. This cartoon is perfection in its purist form. They simply can't or won't make another one as good as this one. You know your in for a treat when the lead character is being voiced by the master himself, David Jason (Danger Mouse and Wind In The Willows).

The humour hasn't been lost in the many years since I last saw it as a kid, laughing out loud and smiling all the way through every episode. You somehow appreciate it that little bit more when you watch it as an adult. If you have kids (probably ages 7+) then please buy this as a birthday or xmas prezzy. They may look at you and think " oh dear, what have they gone and purchased here"? But trust me, they'll adore it (I realise I'm asking you to trust someone you dont even know - but hey, it works for Doctor's around the world). The only trouble is they'll want to watch it over and over and over again, but you wont mind because you will too!

Writing this review leaves me slightly troubled with two questions:

1. Why cant all cartoons be as good/funny as this??

2. Will CITV consider re-running the originals??

A complete must buy......oh, and the 2nd season is out on 26th March 2007!
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Castle Duckula home for many centuries to a dreadfull dynasty of vicious vampire ducks. The Counts of Duckula....

Ok so remembering what was said at the start of every episode since it was last on ITV is a bit sad, but at least it is far better than what passes for children's cartoons today. Watching this again as an adult I still find it as funny as I did whilst at school. Young or old you can't help but laugh at the escapades of the 'vegitarian vampire duck' along with his butler (Egor) and his brainless Nanny.
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